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Chicken Fried Hamburger with White Gravy
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Chicken Fried Hamburger with White Gravy

Chicken Fried Hamburger with White Gravy is an inexpensive ground beef recipe that's pure comfort food. Serve over mashed potatoes for a delicious southern meal.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4



  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup yellow or white cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Chicken Fried Hamburger

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

White Gravy

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Combine all ingredients for dredge in a shallow dish and mix well.
  • Mix the 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into ground beef. Divide ground beef into 8 equal pieces and flatten into 1/2-inch thick patties.
  • Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl.
  • Dredge patties in dredge mixture, dip in buttermilk, and then dredge a second time, making sure they are coated well.
  • Pour 1/2-inch of oil in a deep cast iron skillet (or another type of skillet). Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Fry 4 pieces at a time, cooking for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Repeat with remaining 4 patties. If desired you can keep the first 4 warm in a 200 degree oven.
  • To make gravy, pour excess oil out of the pan, leaving 1/3 cup of oil and the browned bits in the pan.
  • Add flour and place over medium heat. Whisk for 1 minute.Whisk in milk, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cook until thick and bubbly. If you want the gravy thinner, add a little more milk.